The Dean boutique hotel in Dublin Ireland – Review
Work hard – Play hard!
The DEAN is very well located in the centre of Dublin and pretty much in the heart of the Dublin’s night life district with clubs on either side of the hotel which on weekends are still in full swing at 4am. As the Dean itself states on their website, there are no quiet rooms at the DEAN only quieter ones. They do supply ear plugs which are found beside your bed. Having said that we opted for the scenic room ( corner room) where we were able to watch the dancing from the night club below once we got back at 2am. Yes, we heard them alright but after one last night cap… we fell right asleep and the noise seemed to dissolve into our dreams.
The rooms are cool! Modern retro style. The furnishing, design, the old record player, fun snacks, earplugs, the modern old style tiled bathroom, the comfortable beds, iPod docking station, iPhone rechargers – all contributed to a cool and fun vibe. The rooms we stayed in was a corner room ( HiFi 26 m2) with large windows on either side which made the room feel larger than it’s actual size and very airy and bright. There seemed to be lots of parties going on at the Dean while we were there. Not sure if Dublin is a destination for Hen’s nights and bachelor parties but it certainly felt like the suites were over flowing with party goers.
Great place for young savvy travellers, couples, party groups. Probably not so good for families with small kids. Certainly ok for families with teenagers.
Though we did not eat here they have three areas where they serve food. First the Lobby for breakfast, roasted chicken, snacks as well their lobby bar of course. Sophie’s which is on the rooftop with a beautiful 360 degree panoramic view of Dublin. Here they make fresh oven pizza’s, risotto, grilled food but also serve breakfast and late night dinners. Lastly the Rooftop Terrace BBQ boosting Rib Eye Steak, Mustard Butter Pork Belly, Hamburgers etc. We did have some drinks at the Rooftop Terrace and these were great!
All in all – I would definitely stay at the Dean again, especially if I was planning a weekend out in Dublin. It is a lively hotel with guests gathering in the early evening at the lobby for drinks and lively conversation accompanied with cool music from their in-house DJ. Eventually they move up to the the Rooftop Terrace and to Sophie’s were the party continues into the wee hours of the night.